The DAISY Award and The BEE Award


The DAISY Award

The DAISY Foundation™The DAISY Foundation is a not-for-profit organization established by his family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes. Patrick died in late 1999 at the age of 33 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little-known but not uncommon autoimmune disease. (DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System.) The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill inspired this unique means of thanking nurses for making a profound difference in the lives of their patients and patient families. The Award is part of The DAISY Foundation’s mission to recognize the extraordinary, compassionate nursing care they provide patients and families every day.

The BEE Award

The BEE AwardLittleton Regional Healthcare has launched another recognition opportunity – The BEE Award. BEE stands for Being Extraordinary Every day. While The DAISY Award is reserved for Registered Nurses specifically, The BEE Award is open to any care team member. It is symbolic in the fact that bees are fundamentally crucial to a daisy’s ability to thrive. Both The DAISY and BEE Awards are presented quarterly, and each honoree is selected from nominations received by patients, community members, and colleagues.

“We always promote our staff as our greatest asset because it’s true,” noted Koren Superchi, RN, MSN, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer at LRH. “They are the driving force that supports our ability to provide the high-quality care this region depends on. ” We quickly seize any opportunity that allows us to recognize their important work and highlight how valued they are,” she added.

DAISY & BEE Award Honorees

LRH's DAISY Award Honoree, Sheryl Loveland, RN!

DAISY Award Honoree, Sheryl Loveland, RN!

Please join us in celebrating LRH’s most recent DAISY Award Honoree, Sheryl Loveland. Sheryl, long-time labor and delivery nurse of LRH, was nominated for the Award by a recent patient who she supported through a cesarean delivery. Not only did Sheryl provide comfort and guidance to this patient, who has a history of traumatic birth experiences, she did so on her day off. Sheryl accompanied this patient into the operating room for the surgery and assisted the patient and her newborn daughter with their first breastfeeding encounter together.

Coincidently, Sheryl was present for the birth of the patient 23 years ago which makes her involvement in welcoming the next generation into the world even sweeter. This patient and her family submitted a wave of nominations for Sheryl, rightfully so, along with other patient nominations that Sheryl received. Congratulations, Sheryl, on a much-deserved recognition! It is our honor to have you as part of the LRH family!

Past DAISY Honorees:

LRH's first-ever DAISY Award Honoree, Sharon Larson, RN!

Sharon Larson, RN

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